Leeds and Oldham-Multiculturalism

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  • Multiculturalism Case Study-Leeds and Oldham
    • Reasons for Segregated Communities
      • Support from others-people feel safe/secure when they can associate with others from the same background
        • Give a sense of belonging and protection from racial abuse
      • A familiar culture-In a strange country, there is comfort from being with people who have similar ideals, beliefs and the same language
      • Specialist facilities-provided in many areas, like Mosques for Muslims and Gurdwaras for Sikhs, and familiar food in shops
      • Safety in numbers-people have a stronger voice if they are heard as a group
      • Employment factors-immigrant groups tend to have low paid jobs or high rates of unemployment-limited money means they can only afford cheaper housing in inner cities
    • Leeds
      • Solutions being tried
        • Increasing employment through initiatives to ensure basic skills
        • Improving educational provision and opportunities to deprived areas
      • Is seeking to improve literacy in areas where English may be a second language
      • Aims to provide whole-community facilities to encourage all ethnic groups to mix
    • Oldham
      • Solutions being tried
        • 2 almost fully segregated schools forced to mix-Breeze Hill (90% Asian) and Counthill School (90% White) merging to for Waterhead Academy
        • Given shared activities
        • Being positive towards mixing races in schools
      • Problems of segregation
        • Old prejudices passsed to children
        • Fighting on racial grounds
        • Oldham Riots 2001
    • Segregation-when people of different ethnic groups live with only those of their ethnic background, separate from others


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